Examining the help-seeking behaviors of female victims of intimate partner violence in Ghana

Lay Summary 

This SSHRC-funded project explores the help-seeking behaviours of female survivors of intimate partner violence (IPV) in Ghana. The project aims to uncover the individual and structural/institutional barriers to help-seeking by Ghanaian women with experiences of IPV. This project is an extension of a previous SSHRC project on the socio-cultural underpinnings of marital violence in Ghana.

 

This research emphasizes the idea of impact and change. More specifically, it grows out of an interest in bringing equity and social justice to marginalized and vulnerable populations of which women, youth, victims of violence and HIV positive persons are a significant part. It strongly reflects his vision of bringing positive change to individuals, communities and societies.

 

Adapted from https://www.mun.ca/hss/research/researcher_of_the_month/2019/04_2019_eric_tenkorang.php

Departments 
Sociology
Funding 
Social Sciences And Humanities Research Council
Locations 
Newfoundland and Labrador
Ghana
Themes 
Violence
Relationships
Start date 
1 Jan 2016
End date 
31 Dec 2020